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Barbara Marietta

October 18, 1950 ~ May 25, 2022 (age 71)

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Barbara Ann Marietta, of Iselin, New Jersey, peacefully entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, May 25, 2022.  She was 71 years old.

Born in 1950 to a loving family, Barbara was the youngest of five children.  Barbara was born in Harlem, New York and graduated from St. Helena High School in the Bronx in 1968. After high school, Barbara worked for Pfizer for 5 years and then Lever Bros for another 5 years after. She exited the workplace to have her three children. After her youngest child was of elementary school age, she returned to work at Don’s Luncheonette for 7 years as a waitress and then worked as a receptionist at The Hearing Laboratory in Avenel, NJ.

Barbara demonstrated a strong passion for living and enjoyed the simple pleasures in life.  A devoted wife, mother, sister and grandmother, Barbara enjoyed spending time with her family, going on walks, soaking in the sun, especially the beaches of the Jersey Shore, vacationing with her family and friends, and attending multiple country shows, especially her favorite – Kenny Chesney! Barbara always had a welcoming smile on her face and was loved by all that had the pleasure of knowing her.

Barbara is predeceased by her mother, Pauline Corley, along with her brothers, Frederick & John Corley and sister, Cecilia McBurney.

Barbara is survived by her loving husband, John Marietta of 46 years; her adoring children, Kristy Marietta and her partner, Eric Oswald of Brick, NJ, Paula and her husband, Michael Smith of Middle Island, NY, and Suzanne and her husband, Jack Doherty of Middletown, NJ; and beloved grandchildren, Brielle Smith, Shane and Caroline Doherty.  Barbara also leaves behind her brother, Richard Corley; sister-in-law, Patricia Corley and her daughter, Allison Corley; as well as other extended family members and lifelong friends.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 28, 2022, at 11:00 AM at St. Cecelia’s Church in Iselin, 45 Wilus Way, Iselin, NJ.     

Visitation is on Friday, May 27, 2022 from 4-8 pm at Gosselin Funeral Home, 660 New Dover Road, Edison, NJ.

*Any donations in honor of Barbara may be sent to St. Vincent de Paul, 420 Inman Avenue, Colonia, NJ 07067

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May 27, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Gosselin Funeral Home
660 New Dover Road
Edison, New Jersey 08820

Funeral Mass
May 28, 2022

11:00 AM
St Cecelia RC Church (Iselin)

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